The Perfect Age for Getting a Facelift: How to get the best surgical result.


The Perfect Age for Getting a Facelift: How to get the best surgical result.

Over the last decade, there has been an influx of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments that claim to be able to tackle the way that the aging process affects the skin on our faces. Nevertheless, despite these treatments, a facelift remains one of the most effective and popular methods of undoing some of the natural signs of aging and obtaining a more youthful appearance. Why? The answer lies in the results, which are nearly always far superior to those that can be achieved using non-surgical solutions.

The result of any cosmetic procedure is extremely important, and a facelift is no exception. When you are prepared to undergo a surgical procedure and invest a significant sum into doing so, you want to be assured that the results of your surgery are going to at least meet, if not exceed, your expectations. There are a variety of elements that can affect the outcome of your facelift, including your age, how you prepare and recover, and of course, and the surgeon that you choose. Here is what you need to know about how to get the best surgical result following a facelift procedure.


Physical Factors That Can Affect Your Ability To Get The Best Surgical Result From Your Procedure


Although facelift surgery is typically associated with older age, there is no hard and fast age that is the ‘perfect’ age for the procedure. Instead, your cosmetic surgeon will assess your suitability based on your physical appearance now and how quickly your skin has aged, as well as other factors such as your general health and your willingness to follow the instructions you are given to follow after your surgery. Some of the ‘aging’ elements that your facelift surgeon may consider could include:


  • How much volume your face has lost

  • Whether you have sagging jowls or loss of facial definition

  • The extent of your lines and wrinkles

  • How symmetrical your facial features are


Using this information and other important details obtained during your consultation, your surgeon will be able to advise you if you are a good candidate for a facelift procedure.


Choosing The Right Plastic Surgeon


Unsurprisingly, who you choose to perform your surgery will have a significant effect on the result that you achieve. While there are probably countless surgeons who can legally perform a facelift procedure, their skill and experience may vary wildly. For this reason, it is crucial that you choose a facelift surgeon who has a great reputation, plenty of positive reviews, and who is happy to show you testimonials and examples of their work – both before and after pictures are ideal. Make sure you meet them in person and check out their office facilities too.


Consider Complementary Treatments Too


Just because you have decided to get a full facelift it doesn’t mean that you can’t benefit from nonsurgical treatments too. In fact, some surgeons recommend them to boost the results of your facelift. For example, if you have lost a lot of volume from your face, your surgeon may recommend that you have dermal fillers to help plump out your face to give you a more youthful appearance.  


Preparation Is Key


Before you undergo your facelift surgery, your surgeon will give you a list of instructions to follow to prepare you for the procedure. It is essential that you adhere to these as closely as you can since they will all help to get your skin ready for surgery, reduce your risk of complications, aid your recovery and help ensure that you achieve the best possible results. Examples include giving up smoking, using sunscreen, and drinking plenty of water. You may even be recommended to undergo a skin procedure such as a chemical peel or microdermabrasion to help maximize your results.


Following Your Aftercare Instructions


What you do following your facelift is just as important as how you prepare for it, and again, you will be given very specific instructions to follow during the days and weeks following your facelift. However, beyond this, you will also need to commit to taking great care of your skin if you are to maintain the results of your treatment for as long as possible. The average facelift lasts between 7 and 10 years before the patient feels that further work is necessary, but the more you do to look after your skin, such as wearing sunblock and staying off the cigarettes, the longer you may be able to keep your skin looking youthful.


Find out more on how to get the best surgical result from a facelift & if you are a good candidate for a facelift, contact LoTempio in New York, NY at 347-434-8600.